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to place flowers on the walls. >>> president obama's approval rating dropped to an all-time low. 54% disapprove of the job he's doing. 39% back president obama. the latest poll shows the majority of americans, 52%, say the president is not honest and trustworthy. the approval numbers dropped since october 1st. that's when obama care was rolled out. >>> this isn't going to make the president feel better. another high-profile democrat urging changes to obama care. that is former president bill clinton. he said people should be allowed to keep the health insurance they have. president obama had originally promised that would be the case but then he was forced to backtrack. >> i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> later this week, the administration will tell us how many managed to enroll in the coverage despite the problems with the website. >>> here's the thing, president obama during that exclusive nbc interview that he had last week, he did b
scary. but -- >> i wasn't that scared. [ laughter ] >> was it you had obama care? [ laughter ] >> leno pointed out the president obama was the target of late-night jokes. president bush joked, "better him than me." >> he was also asked why he doesn't wade into public policy and politics in general and he said he doesn't think it is a good thing for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. >> i totally respect that. he's been great. he hasn't weighed in on obama care. hasn't done any of that. staying on the sidelines. >> hasn't weighed in on anything really that has had to do with president obama throughout the entire presidency which is nice to see. because any time he has an opportunity to come out and defend or praise the president, it is nice to see he is respecting the office. >> he has become quite the painter in his retirement. >> have you seen his toes coming out of the bath water? >> good. >> really is. >>> all right. let's move on to the weather now. it will be sunny and dry up and down the east coast until south florida with scattered showers and thunde
the agreement despite president obama's assurances. >> we've halted the iranian program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back. >> it is not an historic agreement. it's an historic mistake. it's not made the world a safer place. >> the deal is facing resistance on capitol hill. lawmakers from both parties say they are skeptical that iran will stick to the agreement. they want congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit teheran hard if the accord falls apart. >>> we are expecting a report on the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, last year, but it is already stirring controversy. critics say the summary report to be released this afternoon is not enough. the full results of the state police investigation should be released, they say. victims' families oppose that, though. a gunman killed 20 children and six staffers inside of sandy hook elementary school last december. >>> michael jackson's former doctor telling his side of the story for the first time since he was released from jail. claiming he was the singer's closest friend. conrad murray said he did his
of obama care. as even more problems surface with the health care website. >>> monster typhoon. the ferocious 200 mile-per-hour winds blasting the philippines right now. communications are cut off in parts of the nation as this historic storm blows through. >>> celebrating 95. the reverend billy graham's birthday party. the faithful and friends wish him the best after he gave his final sermon. >>> happy hour. the picture of rihanna using unusual glass ware to satisfy her thirst. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> we are -- she looked good in that red dress. one of the best i've seen on her. drinking out of the shoe, though -- >> a lot of pictures we see she's posted them herself, and she's a wreck. >> i know. >> unless she is half naked and then she looks wonderful. >> and look, we're talking about her. so she succeeded. that's what is important. >>> the white house is on the defensive this morning over the troubled rollout of obama care. president obama apologized to t
about obama care website healthcare.gov. >> it was released by white house republicans who say it shows how bad it was operating right after it came on-line. we get details from steve portnoy. >> reporter: it's an inside look in to how difficult it was to sign up in the first days of healthcare.gov. notes from war room sessions on october 2nd and 3rd are an early catalog of glitches. documents released by the house oversight committee suggest six people successfully signed up for coverage on the first day of enrollment. by the end of the second day, after millions tried to log on, only 248 people were said to have enrolled. the obama administration says these numbers aren't official. in her testimony this week, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. >> we do not have any reliable data around enrollment, which is why we haven't given it to date. >> reporter: they don't plan to issue them until mid november. the first month now in the books was overwhelmingly viewed as a disaster. a survey released this morning from t
major story this morning low number of obama care sign ups, just over 100,000 americans have signed up for insurance, far less than the white house projected. with the fallout, here's karen travers in washington. >> reporter: finally, some hard data on health care enrollment and it is low, like the white house projected. the administration said in october, 106,000 americans selected plans, but only 26,000 did it through the federal government site, healthcare.gov. the rest did it through state exchanges. on capitol hill, yet another hearing on the technical problems at the federal website. >> was the capacity sufficient? >> clearly on day one the system was overwhelmed by volume. >> reporter: at this point, there is a real possibility that healthcare.gov will not be working smoothly for the vast majority of users by november 30th as the white house continued to promise. administration officials insist things have improved. >> users can successfully create an account, continue through the application enrollment processes. >> reporter: through the end of september, the federal government
there will probably only be 6,000 to 10,000 troops that remain. although president obama has not made a firm decision on that. those troops would be there only to continue training afghan troops and to conduct counterterrorism operations against remnants of allocate tachlt how long will they be there? the agreement says they can stay for another ten years. but the administration insists it will be nowhere near that long. one thing that may surprise people is that this is what troops on the ground i visited with earlier this year in afghanistan want. they want to stay long enough to make sure the afghans are capable of fighting terror on their own. after all the sacrifice, the pentagon does not want to just walk away. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >>> apple now the winner in another long-running patent dispute with samsung. a jury ordered sam stoung pay apple $290 million for copying features of the iphone and ipad in addition to the $640 million that samsung already owed apple from a previous trial. samsung is expected to appeal yesterday's verdict. >>> the electronics restrictions on airplan
from every sports event in the history of humanity. >> one or two few brain cells. president obama has started to get ready to make his march madness picks. went public yesterday with a trip to see oregon state play maryland. >> the game was something of a family affair. oregon state is coached by the president's brother-in-law, craig robinson. the terps and beavers put on a show. >> got the first family there for the game. in the end, oregon state came out with a seven-point victory. >> nice. it will be a little bit of a lucky charm. >> i love when president obama is in to picking his ncaa brackets. >> last year, espn got the kid president involved. that was hilarious. >> that was hilarious. i remember that. >> this year we've got to see if we can get president obama and kid president together to pick. >> i imagine the late-night talk show guys, getting on to president obama's picks linked in to healthcare.gov. i don't know how. i'm not a comedic genius but there is a joke there. there is a joke there. >> gave them material. >> i'm sure they already figured it out. >>> coming up, the
headlines we're following on "world news now." president obama's approval ratings appear to be in a free fall with the number of americans hitting a record high. much of it is a direct reflection with frustration with obama care. full details in a moment. >>> george zimmerman appears before a florida judge today on assault charges. his girlfriend called 911 to report that he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument. >>> and students at princeton university will be able to get a meningitis vaccine next month. campus administrators approved the plan after an outbreak on campus even though this vaccine is not approved and has not been approved for use in the u.s. >>> and a record $13 billion settlement expected to be announced today between the justice department and jpmorgan chase. the deal stems from allegations about the role chase played during the housing crisis. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> all right. day two, november 19th. christmas season, holiday season sneaking up
the obama administration has to sell the plan to critics. israel, a key ally waste nod time calling the agreement an historic mistake. president obama phoned israeli leader benjamin netanyahu to discuss the deal. the spokesman says israel's skepticism about the intentions is understandable. >>> a different resnepgs iran. the agreement could lead to an easing of the crippling sanks. with more here's muhammad lila in teheran. >> he is hailed as a hero in iran. the sanctions regime will be broken iran's president says and look at this photo, rouhani kissing the forehead of a young girl, her father a nuclear scientist, assassinated the iranians say by foreign agents. we journey to iran seeing for ourselves the winds of change. here, over lunch, proud iranians share their surprising taste in music. >> what music do you guys listen to? >> lincoln park. even here listen to what these iranian skateboarders tell us. >> i hope the relationship gets better. maybe have a tool in usa. >> reporter: when iranians took the hostages in '79 the united states severed ties. >> in iran it is day 139 for
no difference between e-cigarettes and the conventional type. >>> president obama wants america to have a say when it comes to picking the national turkey. the white house launched a website featuring the two turkey finalists named caramel an popcorn. as always both birds will receive a presidential pardon today. but only one can hold the official title of national thanksgiving turkey. america, the decision is in your hands. i'm voting for caramel. i don't know why. >> oh, no. can we vote for both of them? >> i think they both get pardoned, but one is like the poster child. >> oh, i see. >> it's a good deal for both of them. trust me. they are off the hook. >> i feel better now. >>> the holiday menu. the topic of the facebook question of the day, we want to know, what is your favorite thanks giving food? tell us about your favorites, wnnfans.com. >> what about you, john? what's your favorite? >> carbs of course, the stuffing or the biscuits. pathetic but that's what it comes down to for me. maybe the stuffing. >> stuffing. >> my mom's stuffing is awesome. how about you? >> here's the thing. i
now," serious setback, another significant delay for part of obama care and its jitters as the deadline approaches. >>> safety first. household accidents and fires so common, especially on thanksgiving. what you can do to avoid a fire department visit to your home on this holiday. >> she's got to see more firemans. >> parade excitement. a reporter's daughter, just 7 years old, steals the show. her on the spot insight before the thanksgiving day parade. >>> celebrity secrets. new details about the ashton kutcher demi moore split as their divorce is finally made final. that's in "the skinny" on this thanksgiving thursday. it is november 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> i'm already cracking diana up this morning. i love it. >> i'm trying real hard to keep it together. welcome on this thanksgiving morning. we're so excited to have you and to have you back. this is always a treat. >> always good to be back. good to see everybody. had a good meal a few minutes ago here at work. i don't mind working the holidays. always a fun day. >> it's nice, i
down," during a maintenance emergency on a flight to raleigh, north carolina. >>> president obama has no public events on his schedule today after he spent yesterday apologizing for the botched health care rollout. he promised that those that want to keep their health insurance would be able to do so. during the 52-minute speech president obama said i'm sorry about 29 times. >> i do make apologies for not having executed better. that's on me. that's something i deeply regret. we did fumble the ball on it. i feel deeply responsible. >> as for the healthcare.gov website, the president second guessed himself publicly. he admitted the federal government doesn't do websites well and he should have known better. >>> for people already removed from their health plans, getting insurance back may not be easy. >> an industry group says changing the rules could cause premiums to go up. with a look at the other possible hurdles, here's a rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: for the vast majority of americans this changes nothing. 80% of americans covered by medicare, medicaid, or employer insurance will
, president obama was joined by president clinton at arlington national cemetery as they paid their respects to president john f. kennedy. they laid a wreath at the gravesite marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination. president obama recognized president clinton with a presidential medal of freedom. an award created by kennedy as he reflected on president kennedy's legacy. >> resilient, resolute, fearless and fun loving, defiant in the face of impossible odds and most of all determined to make the world anew. >> tourists are already flocking in to dallas to honor the memory of president kennedy and dealey plaza, the location where he spent his final moments. >>> kennedy cousin michael skakel could be released from prison today. he was convicted of killing a teenager neighbor 40 years ago. the conviction was set aside last month. there will be a bail hearing but he will have to be careful because there might be another trial. >> i don't know that i would tell a client not to smile. i think if the result is good and he knows he will be free it would be hard to say don't be happy about
. >> whether you like the model of obama care or not, the fact the president sold it on a basis that is not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. >> the healthcare.gov site will be down every day from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. eastern time for improvement. the government also says that additional down times may be possible. >>> in egypt, there are fears of renewed violence this morning as the trial of ousted president mohamed morsi begins. security officials are concerned about protesters and moved the trial's location at the last minute. we have this report from cairo. >> reporter: egypt is on edge, bracing for the possibility of more violence as the muslim brotherhood called for protests that in the past triggered violent clashes with the security forces. morsi hasn't been seen since he was ousted by the military on july 3st after millions of egyptians poured in to the streets demanding he step down and has been in a secret location. as the anxiety here rises, secretary of state john kerry visited cairo to try to smooth over relations which are at the lowest poin
be that i love and miss them and i will see them soon. >> reporter: president obama calling ten service members, thanking them and publicly sharing his gratitude for all who serve. for other families, a day shared around the table or watching the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> i like everything about this. >> reporter: everything including those iconic balloons making their trek in new york city after almost left out but a of high winds. >> great call. worked out well. >> reporter: one more thing to be thankful for. >> happy thanksgiving! >> reporter: the only hiccup, the spiderman balloon bumped in to a tree outside of central park and part of it deflated but it was able to finish the parade. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> thank you. >>> brooklyn nets coach jason kidd is lighter in the wallet this morning after fined for spilling a drink. the incident happened on wednesday night and kidd seems to say hit me to one of his players. it seems it is because he wanted to spill the drink on the court. the nets were out of outs and kidd used the break while the spill was cleaned up
about obama care. >> stay away from religion and politics. what a >> same deal. we had a great thanksgiving. food was great. >>> good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we're following out of "world news now" -- breaking news. gunshots at a kohl's department store in suburban chicago. what police are saying about the violence as black friday shoppers hunt for bargains. >>> newly released video shows $136 million jewel heist that took place over the summer in cannes, france. the lone robber faced no resistance, making off with no resistance, making off with diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. >>> china is upping the ante for a disputed region of the east china sea. it sent fighter jets over the islands claimed by china, japan and taiwan. >>> the launch of a privately owned rocket was scrubbed because of a technical glitch. a rocket is a communication satellite privately owned by spacex. they are expecting to try again in a few days. those are the top stories on this friday, november 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world ne
, president obama won the reliably democratic garden state by 17 points. this year, polls showed christie cleaning up in key demographics. big leads among women and independents. it all sets up christie quite nicely for a 2016 presidential run. good luck getting him to talk about it. >> whatever the future brings it brings. what a great night, everybody, huh? >> reporter: in virginia, long-time clinton confidante, terry mcauliffe, pulled out a win over rival ken cuccinelli, who was backed by the tea party. >> the republican party has two versions of its future right in front of it, and two different paths toward success or possible failurement. >> reporter: hundreds of cities across the country elected mayors, including new york where bill deblasio won, becoming the first democrat to lead in decades. turnout at elections is often very low. some areas estimated only 10% of eligible voters would show up at the polls yesterday. john and diana? >> all right, karen. thank you. >>> more on some of those ballot measures that karen mentioned. colorado voters approved a 25% tax on newly legal recr
on friday. david wright, abc news, l.a.x. >>> president obama is activating his old political network for the troubled obama care rollout at an obama for america rally last night. he asked supporters to keep faith with the program and sign up. but internal white house memos reveal that the president only told part of the story when he said that shoppers could bypass the website and apply by phone instead. >> these memos say that at the end of the day, we are all stuck in the same queue because we have to go through the same portal. >> i get it but the person who calls isn't the one that continues to wait after the paper application is filled. >> your mocking is entertaining, but the president said you can apply within 25 minutes. that was not true. >> the work you do -- i think everyone else is looking quizzically because there's a reason to be quizzical here. you call up and get the questions you need answers and they take over from there. >> the administration says it will not be able to release figures on how many people have enrolled online or by phone at least another two weeks.
impossible because the infrastructure is destroyed. >> president and mrs. obama sent sympathy to those affected by typhoon and the pope led thousands in prayer. more now. >> reporter: a team of 90 u.s. marines in the philippines providing search and rescue assistance and bringing supplies to a country that needs so much of everything.w6xt the ferocious winds and tidal surges of typhoon haiyan destroyed roads, bridges and homes across a wide swath of the central philippines. phone lines are down. power is out. hundreds of thousands are thronging relief centers, desperate for life's necessities. >> we don't have homes. homes -- we need shelter,ed if -- homes. we need shelter, food, light. >> we don't have anything. we don't have houses. >> reporter: aircraft are bringing in some supplies. soldiers are carrying injured residents to planes along with the elderly, evacuating from what looks like a war zone. but it is not enough. the suffering is on a massive scale. the super typhoon turning life into misery for four million people. some have the grim job of recovery the bodies of countless
. they question whether he can be effective when he returns to washington. >>> president obama wrapping up a west coast fund-raising trip in los angeles this afternoon. a day after heckled in san francisco. [ chanting ] >> don't worry about it. let me finish. >> the heckler, an undocumented college student from south korea, he wanted the president to use his executive powers to stop deporting illegal immigrants. the president pointed out he needs the help of the congress to make changes to immigration laws. think he will be going back to north korea soon? that's just my personal feeling. >> we don't know what he looks like because his head was cut off from the picture. but i have a feeling -- >> his papers are up for review, the rejection stamp will hit. >> very good point. >>> moving on to this, a sure sign the holiday season in the nation's capitol has arrived these giant evergreen rolls in to town. the capitol christmas tree arrived after the long journey from washington state. it is an 88-foot spruce, and it was hoisted into place on the west lawn of the capitol and i will be decorated with 5
with festive parades and solemn remembrances. at arlington national cemetery, president obama honored the men and women who served. >> we join as one people to honor a debt we can never fully repay. >> reporter: the president gave recognition to richard overton, who at age 107 is one of the nation's oldest vets. nation's oldest vet. >> he was at pearl harbor when the battleships were still smoldering. he was there at okinawa and iwo jima and said, "i only got out of there by the grace of god." [ applause ] >> reporter: as veterans are recognized for their service, there is a battle many are fighting at home. the unemployment rate for those who served in the wars in iraq and afghanistan is 10%, much higher than the average in. stepping up are some of the nation's most well-known companies, walmart, boeing and starbucks. the seattle-based coffee giant announced last week it plans to hire 10,000 military veterans and active duty spouses over the next five years. last week, at&t announced a similar goal. 10,000 jobs for veterans or their family members. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> th
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